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The Grants Program of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation is dedicated to serving the needs of the Menlo Park community. The area of focus for grants in 2020 is programs serving youth affected by homelessness and food insecurity in  Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and adjacent unincorporated areas. Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies can apply.

When making grants, the Foundation seeks organizations that have a record of making a difference. Grants are available to expand effective programs or facilitate new initiatives. Preference will be given to smaller, locally focused organizations.

Approximately $25,000 is available to support qualified applicants in 2020. More information about grant application and guidelines is available online.

The application deadline is March 13, 2020. Award decisions will be made by April 13, 2020.

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Former PUC President to speak at Menlo Park Kiwanis Club’s December 3 meeting

California has suffered from many disastrous fires over the past few years, and PG&E has been at the center of the “blame and finding solutions” turmoil. A third entity, California’s Public Utility Commission has also been thrust into this same complex territory. In what promises to be a hot topic, Greg Conlon, former President of […]

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Cafe Zoë among the recipients of the 2019 Golden Acorn Awards

The Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce has announced the  2019 recipients of the Golden Acorn Awards. They are: Business Excellence Award: Cafe Zoë A business that leads by example to effectively develop and encourage positive contributions to the Menlo Park community. (Pictured above, cafe owner Kathleen Daly and daughter Zoë) Community Service Award: Tour de Menlo […]

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Jym Clendenin chronicles moments of the Tour de Menlo photographically

One might suggest that today’s just under 65-mile Tour de Menlo bike ride was easy-peasy for Menlo Park resident Jym Clendenin (pictured left above with fellow rider Bill Brownwell). We say that as Jym, who recently turned 80, celebrated that milestone with a “flat” 80-mile ride with friend Bo Crane that turned into a 90-mile […]

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Xtreme Science Magic comes to Belle Haven branch of the library on Aug. 7

Science is magical! Get hooked on science during Don O’Brien’s fast-paced, interactive family show full of experiments, demonstrations, and plenty of fun audience participation to amaze children & adults alike! The event takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Belle Haven branch (413 Ivy Dr.) of the Menlo Park Library. Don O’Brien was a […]

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Register for Tour de Menlo taking place on Aug. 17

Make plans to ride Tour de Menlo on August 17, which offers three Peninsula routes for cyclists of all abilities, along with good weather, great food, and plenty of SAG support for those who need it. Registration is available online. Riders have their choice of 35-, 46- and 65-mile routes, all well-marked and beginning at […]

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Eight M-A seniors receive scholarships from the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club

The Menlo Park Kiwanis Club awarded $57,000 in scholarships to eight graduating seniors from Menlo-Atherton Hight School. Each scholarship winner was selected because of his or her outstanding academic record and service to many M-A and community organizations. Pictured here are John Martin, Chair of the Kiwanis Club’s Scholarship Committee; Luciano Perez Hernandez who will […]

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Menlo Park Rotary grants $30,000 to local nonprofits

The Menlo Park Rotary Foundation, the financial arm of the Menlo Park Rotary Club, awarded 11 local organizations a total of $30,000 in community grants. The grants were awarded primarily for educational programs serving K through 8th grade students from low-income families in the local community. Lisa Cesario, Foundation President, commented: “We are fortunate to […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club donates $5,000 to M-A Football Association

For the second year in a row the Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park has donated $5,000 to the Menlo Atherton Football Association. “Our mission is to help the children of our community”, said Ned Moritz, president of the local Kiwanis Club. “During the past four years the football program at M-A has brought both improved […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces six weeks of speakers

There’s something for everyone at upcoming Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meetings where a new and relative topic is discussed every week. Meetings at Allied Arts Center start at noon on Tuesdays at Allied Arts Center. Here are upcoming meetings: February 5: Bruce Wellings of Wellings Wealth Care, will discuss the new tax law and how […]

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Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation – grant application process now open

The Grants Program of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation is dedicated to serving the needs of the Menlo Park community. The area of focus for grants in 2019 is education programs serving low-income K through 8th grade students in the Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and adjacent unincorporated areas. Only 501(c)(3) non-profit agencies […]

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